After a long delay, TIK went live today. Many thanks to those of you who ordered the book! And thank you for waiting out the delay. I wish I could say I spent every waking hour of those 3.5 years working on this book, but that isn’t the case. Real life has a way of intruding. Between the death of one of my editors, contract restrictions with my traditional publisher which prevented me from releasing books during certain time frames, as well as contractual obligations to complete books for that traditional publisher, homeschooling my kids and moving from one city to another, TIK was put to the backburner more than once.
That being said, the time it sat also gave me the chance to really flesh it out so that it ended up being a book that is more than 50k words longer than RADIANCE, and more than 40k words longer than EIDOLON. Words that I think were needed to tell Serovek’s and Anhuset’s story.
I’m working on the third and final book in the Fallen Empire trilogy for my traditional publisher. After that, I’m contractually done with that series. My goal is to have Book #4 of the Wraith Kings series out in late 2021 or early 2022, but as we’ve seen with book #3, the best laid plans are often derailed by things we can’t foresee, can’t control, and don’t expect.
And for my next bit of information: We had three pairs of eyes on this manuscript for proofreading, but some typos and missing words got through despite our best efforts. For preorders, Amazon has a protocol in place where a final file must be uploaded no later than four days prior to release date. The file is then locked, and we can’t make any more changes until they unlock it on release date. Of course, for those folks who preordered, they get the locked file. My proofreader/formatter uploaded a file with additional corrections this morning. If you preordered and have the previous file but wish to update with the most current one, please see below for instructions. These apply to Amazon only. Other retailers simply overwrite the existing file with the newest one. Amazon’s is a little more convoluted and complex. Also, if you speak with a customer service rep there and they tell you that you have to return the book and repurchase it, ask to speak to a supervisor, because that cs representative is incorrect.
Updates with corrections to the file are in place and Amazon has put the new file on live status. So for those who want the latest version of THE IPPOS KING downloaded onto their kindle to replace the one they currently have, here’s what you do:
Method #1 – Go to Amazon’s main page, scroll down to the bottom menu and under “Let Us Help You,” select “Help.” Then click “Digital Services and Digital Support,” and scroll down to the bottom where it says “Talk to an Associate,” and click the “Contact Us” link. It will take you to a “Start Chatting Page.” Click that.
You’ll have to tell/coax it to send you to Customer Service. Once it does, tell CS “I need the latest update of Grace Draven’s THE IPPOS KING; it has typo/error corrections I would like to have.”
This is the most reliable way to get the new file.
Method #2 – Go into “Your Content and Devices” and check if there is an “Update Now” link next to THE IPPOS KING. If yes, click it. If no, then use Method #1.
There is a third way that’s a real “maybe” and I wouldn’t recommend it. It involves deleting the book from your kindle and redownloading it, but that method hasn’t been consistent for getting the updates.
Again, thank you for your patience and your patronage.
Best – Grace
36 thoughts on “THE IPPOS KING release date and additional information”
Thanks for the update. Just downloaded and eager to find out what happens.
When will the paperback version come out?
I have most of your books in paperbacks 🙂
My formatter, my artist, and I are working on putting the print format together now. As soon as it’s up for order, I’ll post and let everyone know.
Just finished the ebook version of THE IPPOS KING and it was absolutely SUPERB!!!!
Will you be publishing an audiobook version of this book in the near future?
Hi Susan! Thank you for reading, and I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. Regarding audio: Yes. My narrator is currently working on the audio format, and as soon as it’s ready, I’ll post to let everyone know it’s available.
Is there going to be a paperback version? I like to buy your books to keep and they are sometimes hard to find when one does not like to use Amazon.
Yes, there will be a paperback. My formatter and artist are working on it now. I’ll post a buy link as soon as it becomes available.
That was worth the wait!!
Thank you for such a wonderful book! I really loved Serovek and Anhuset’s story. I left a 10 star ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review on Amazon ?. I look forward to The Nomas King whenever it appears – so much adventure left to explore.
Thank you so much, Simone! I’m so glad you enjoyed their story! And thank you very much for the review!
Random question- how do you pronounce Anhuset’s name?? (Reading The Ippos Kong now! ::Heart eyes:: )
Either Ann-oo-set or Ann-hoo-set. Some people naturally make the “h” silent whiles others don’t. 🙂
Thank you! I kept reading it ann-hugh-set and knew it was wrong because it feels klunky. (Also, sorry for the previous typo ?, The Ippos KING (how embarrassing))
Hi ,just finished TIK ,loved it but hated the cruel constraints placed on their love, no kids.,no perspective of anything else beyond their lifetimes. And after all that I still don’t know what the term Ippos King means, just know it relates to the Wraith Kings… could you please explain ?
“Ippos” is one of two Greek words meaning “horse.”
Hi, is the fourth book about Sevorek and Anhuset or will it focus more on Brishen and Ildiko?
The fourth book in the series will focus on the Wraith king Gaeres and a woman named Emerence.
Dear Grace Draven,
I want to thank you for your books. They are a great pleasure to read. I’m just now reading ‘Ippos King’ and I love it.
I’m only missing a map of the world of the Wraith Kings, because I like to follow the progress of the protagonists and to have a clearer picture in my head.
Greatings from Germany and stay healthy
Thank you for all your efforts on TIK. It didn’t feel as though it was longer than the other 2 books… though there certainly was more explicit content than RADIANCE (which I tend to flip over).
I was rather hoping for more details on the how and why of the friendship between Brishen and Serovek, as well as Serovek and Anhuset’s early life and thoughts that made them as they are.
Had to re-read Megiddo and Acseh’s story (The Brush of Black Wings) to make up for the disappointment…
As another reader asked, what does Ippos King mean?
“Ippos” is one of two Greek words meaning “horse.”
Hi, is there any update on the audiobook for Ippos King?
Hello, is there an update on when Ippos will be available in paperback form for purchase? Love this series!
When will Ippos King be available on audiobook.
Any update on an audiobook version?
I am in love with all of your books (I just read Master of Crows and was captivated!) and I was wondering when The Ippos King will be available in paperback?
I’ve had one delay after another with the print version. I hope to have it out in the next month.
Hi! I just finished Eidolon and can’t wait to start The Ippos King. I will totally be buying it when it comes out in paper back 🙂
Can you tease us about the fourth book? Is it a continuation of Serovek and Anhusets story or is it a story in the same universe?
Sorry for taking so long to reply. The fourth book focuses on the Wraith King, Gaeres, and will be titled THE NOMAS KING. A short story prequel about Gaeres is currently available at the usual retailer sites and is titled A MEMORY OF SUMMER.
When will I be able to buy the Ippos king in paperback in the UK?
When will Ippos King be available in paperback?